Monday, May 23, 2011

So "Plaid" for You

Hi all! I have a quick post for you today.... I have been playing catchup today, and my rear is still trying to catchup with the rest of me! :) Whew.... So I am going to share a card that I made recently on a more relaxing weekend. I bet you can't guess what stamp set I used? Could it be Fabulous Florets you say? Did I make that a little too easy?? A yeah! Here is my card -

I really like the plaid florets....Don't you? I have had the Pawsitively Prints II DSP, for sometime, and I rarely if ever use the color Poppy Parade...good thing I have another year to use it! :) Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! Details Below -

Heather :)

Stamps - Fabulous Florets, Just Believe
Paper - Early Espresso, Poppy Parade, Vaery Vanilla, Pawsitively Prints 2, Marina Mist
Ink - Early Espresso, Choc Chip craft, poppy parade marker
Accessories - 1" circle punch, coluzzle, clear ep, big shot, perfect polka dot EF, Paper piercing tool, poppy parade poly stitch ribbon, Dimensional dots

Friday, May 20, 2011

Mom, Daughter, Sister

Hi everyone! I have been SO busy this week. Please forgive me for leaving you all in the lurch once again...:) The school year is winding down, so why is it that schools ramp it up in the month of May? My boys have had something at school every single day this week, and something every single day after school this past week. Just 2 short weeks left of school, and then the real FUN begins! With that said, there are only 2 short weeks left in the month of May, which happens to be National Scrap booking Month, so I couldn't pass up sharing at least one of the pages that I made a weekend or so ago. Here is my page -

My club will be recreating this page this month. I couldn't not make a page with them... after all it was their brilliant idea! Thanks Teri! I hope we can do this more often than once a year... Really! :) Thanks for hangin' in there with me! Details below -

Heather :)

Stamps - Apple Blossom
Paper - Choc. Chip, Real red, So Saffron, old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, School Days DSP
Ink - Versamark
Accessories - Big Shot, Simple Alpha, Timeless type Alpha, Billboard Alpha, 2 3/8 scallop circle punch, 1 3/4 circle punch, 3/4 circle punch, Square lattice EF, Brights Button, Ity bitty shapes flower punch, it bitty button, white floss, White Signo gel pen, ruler, Dimensional dots 

Monday, May 16, 2011

Something old and Something new

Hi Everyone! I am hoping that you all had a restful weekend! :) I had a very quiet weekend here, and I am still reveling in it. The weather here was cold and wet, so I couldn't do much outside, but it made for some great stamping and scrapping inside.. Whoop! Whoop! (I know... I sound a little too excited to be inside getting busy at my desk with some paper and ink...NA!) *wink* So with that said, I had a very productive weekend. And that ALWAYS feel good. I got some more Grad cards done, a few scrap pages, and a wedding card. Now you know where I was going with the title of this post. Here is my card -

Yes, I used Fabulous Florets again! There is a reason that it IS called Fabulous Florets, because it is FABULOUS! It seems to be my go to set these days, and if I can use it for so many cards, it is definitely worth purchasing. On this card I went back to the basics, paper and ink. I stamped the solid flower in Whisper White craft ink, and then the outline flower image, in Whisper White craft re-inker mixed with a tiny drop of Poppy Parade re-inker. I mixed my re-inkers in a recycled button container top, then using a sponge dauber, inked up my image. You don't need alot, just a tiny drop of each color, it is craft ink, and a little goes a long way. :) The sentiment is my something old, it is from last Sale-a-bration, and is from a set called Well Scripted. The font this set was created in is so fun, and elegant all the same! :) Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! Details below  -

Heather :)

Stamps - Fabulous Florets, Well Scripted
Paper - Crumb Cake, Poppy Parade
Ink - Whisper White Craft, Poppy Parade
Accessories - Sponge Dauber, Dimensional Dots

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Dad's Day Moustache

Hi Everyone! I have been having a quiet weekend so far here. I almost want to cross all my fingers and toes so I don't Jinx it. This quiet time has afforded me a little time to catch up on some scrapping, and some cards. I figure I should do some scrapping this month, considering it is National Scrap booking month. I will share some of the pages with you soon. Just need to get some good light to take a decent picture. :) Any hoo, I have a card to share with you today. Inspiration for this card came from Erin Lincoln and Card Creations. Her card was just so cute, I couldn't pass up re-creating it. Here is my version -

I kept the colors and LO the same, just changed up the alphabet with one that I have. Her sample used a moustache sticker, but I created mine using the SU Curly label punch as a template. I punched out one label from Basic Gray paper, and using the rounded corner as the beginning of the moustache, I cut the corners into a paisley shape to form my two pieces. So what do ya think? Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! Details below-

Heather :)

Stamps - Dot, Dot, Dot, Flight of the Butterfly
Paper - Whisper White, Early Espresso, Poppy Parade, Basic Gray
Ink - Versamark, Early Espresso
Accessories - Big Shot, Timeless type Alphabet, Brad, Paper snips, Dimensional dots

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A Sweet Color Challenge

Hi Everyone! It's Tuesday, and that means I played in another Splitcoast Color Challenge. If you haven't noticed as of yet, which would be very hard not too, I always try to play along in this challenge. It stretches my creativity to work with colors that may be outside my comfort zone. Sometimes we need that little extra push to change it up. :) Today's challenge colors were So Saffron, Certainly Celery, and Blushing Bride. Soft and Feminine. Here is my card for today -

I kept it really simple today. I used the cherry image from Tart & Tangy, and sentiments from Fabulous Phrases. I punched some circles with my itty bitty shapes circle punch, layered them with the Blushing Bride DSP, and then threaded them with white Butchers Twine. I used my small oval punch to add the little leaf to the cherry stem, and paper pierced around my 2 3/8 scallop circle. Super SWEET! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! Details below -

Heather :)

Stamps - Tart & Tangy, Fabulous Phrases
Paper - Blushing Bride, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Whisper White, Blushing Bride DSP, Pear Pizazz DSP
Ink - Blushing Bride, Pear Pizazz, Chocolate Chip
Accessories - 2 3/8 scallop circle punch, 1 3/4 circle punch, small oval punch,dotted scallop ribbon border punch, ity bitty shapes circle punch, Paper piercing tool, Butcher's Twine, Glue dots, Dimensional Dots

Monday, May 9, 2011

PCS Sneak Peek

Good Morning Everyone! I have a quick post for you today. Tomorrow is the release date for the May edition of the Paper Crafter's Sampler.  This month's issue, "With This Ring", offers project ideas for the upcoming Summertime weddings.

This special wedding issue includes elegant wedding greeting cards, tabletop decorations, favors and more. I have 2 projects to share in this month's edition. Here is a little peek at both.

There really are SO many Beautiful projects to share. Remember to use code PCSHK when subscribing.
Thanks for stopping by!

Heather :)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Jenny you Rock!

Hi Everyone! I have some sweet news to share! A Sweet Sweet Lady, Mom, and all around Cutie patootie, Jenny Young, has awarded me the -

Aww, Shucks..( said while dragging my toe on the carpet with my head down...) Thanks girl! Make sure you head over to Jenny's Blog to give her some cyber love!!
Now in receiving this award I am to pass it on to 5 other bloggers that inspire me, and then share 3 things that you might not know about me. OK, first things first...5 blogs that inspire me are...., in no particular order,

The last two blogs I listed are challenge blogs, but VERY inspiring all the same. Now onto 3 things that you might not know about me...hmmmm..

1. I was in the Armed Forces.
2. I am an avid Angler.
3. I am a backyard birder.

There ya go, and thanks again Jenny from the bottom of my heart!

Heather :)

The Earth laughs with Flowers

Good Morning! I took advantage yesterday afternoon when the kiddos got home from school, to hunker down and finish my Mother's day card dilemma. I had everything out on my desk, so why not. I am still at it with Fabulous Florets from the new SU Summer mini catalog, so bear with me... I promise you will not be disappointed. Here is the card I am sharing today -

I had mentioned in a previous post, that the papers in the Mini catty are what made my heart all a flutter. I {heart} this Pacific Pint blue one. Can you see me batting my eyelashes at you, you handsome blue paper you! *wink* I stamped my poppies in Stazon on watercolor paper and colored them with my Pacific Point re-inker. On the Pear Pizazz panel, I stamped the larger poppy image in Versamark, then the smaller poppy in Pear Pizazz. The Butterfly embosslit is a new goodie to me, and I love it!! Thanks Melanie! On a side, I was checking out the new SUO challenge on the SUO challenge blog, and the new challenge for the month of May is to make a card with a butterfly! So this card qualifies! YEAH! :) Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! Details below.

Heather :)

Stamps - Fabulous Florets
Paper - Whisper White, Basic Black, Pear Pizazz, Watercolor, Beyond the Garden DSP, Pear Pizazz DSP
Ink - Pear Pizazz, Versamark, Jet black Stazon, Pacific point reinker
Accessories - aquapainter, Big Shot, Square lattice EF, Butterfly embosslit, Corner rounder, Scallop trim border punch, Black Grosgrain ribbon, Dimensional dots

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

A Sketch for Mom

Hi Everyone! Is everyone done making their Mother's day cards? Guess what, I'm not. You would figure that I could get them done before the wire, considering that I have known about it for hmmm... let's see... a year! *wink* Wishful thinking is all I can say about that... I did however play in today's Sketch challenge on Splitcoast, and took care of one of the Mom's in my life. :) Here is the sketch -

This LO is actually for a square card, but I flipped it, and made it a standard A2, and kept the panel sizes the same. Here is my sample -

I used some left over elements from a previous card that were left in my scrap bin. Making a card work with leftovers rocks! I used the new set, Fabulous Florets, and all the coordinating accoutrement's that as I said in a previous post are a MUST have.! (hee-hee) Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! Details below -

Heather :)

Stamps - Fabulous Florets, Wonderful Favorites
Paper - Soft Suede, Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Watercolor, Beyond the garden DSP
Ink - Very Vanilla Craft, Soft Suede, Tangerine Tango, Versamark
Accessories - Big Shot, Flower garden EF, Paper piercing tool, aquapainter, black EP, Early Espresso Bakers Twine, Dimensional dots

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Four Frames and a Wedding.....

Or something like that.... Hi Everyone! Seems like this blog is turning into a Tuesday blog. I certainly don't mean for there to be so many days between my posts. I try to get downstairs most days, but the weather is getting a little better day by day, so that means more to do around the house. I am sure it is like that for most of you out there too. :) Any hoo, I have been busy creating the last couple of days, and today I will share one of those creations with you. If you couldn't tell by the title of this post, the creation is wedding related. Yes it is that time of year again, when love is in the air here, and across the pond. *wink* Here is my card -

 I used my sneak peek set again, Four Frames. This set will be available in the new IB&C this July. I also used the Vintage Wallpaper EF, which I have had since the Christmas season, and I think this is the second time I have used it. After doing this card, I think I will be using it more often. I love the outcome. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! Details below -

Heather :)

Stamps - Four Frames, Occasional Quotes
Paper - Sahara Sand, Shimmery White, Very Vanilla
Ink - Sahara Sand, Early Espresso
Accessories - Big Shot, Top Note die, Vintage Wallpaper EF, Tulip Frame EF, Scallop Trim border punch, Paper Piercing tool, Edge distressing tool, White Satin Ribbon, White bakers twine, small scrap of Tulle, Basic pearls, Sponge, Glue dots, Dimensional dots